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Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 15,687. Its county seat is Bakersville[1]. Mitchell County was one of the three dry counties in North Carolina, along with Graham and Yancey, but in March, 2009, after much controversy, the Town of Spruce Pine approved beer, wine, and ABC store sales.

The county was formed in 1861 from parts of Burke County, Caldwell County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County. It was named for Elisha Mitchell, professor of mathematics, chemistry, geology, and mineralogy at the University of North Carolina from 1818 until his death in 1857. Dr. Mitchell was the first scientist to argue that a nearby peak in the Black Mountains was the highest point east of the Mississippi River. He measured the mountain’s height and climbed and explored it. In 1857 he fell to his death on a waterfall on the side of the mountain. The mountain was subsequently named Mount Mitchell in his honor.

Source: Wikipedia.

Mitchell County Genealogy Resources

Mitchell County NCGenweb Site

Mitchell County NCGenWeb Archives

Mitchell County Historical Society
P.O. Box 651
Bakersville, NC 28705

Toe Valley Genealogical Society
491 Beaver Creek Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(covers Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties)

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Mitchell County Government

Official Mitchell County site
Mitchell County Government Site

Census

1870 Agricultural Census Transcription

1880 Agricultural Census Transcription

1890 Special Census Transcription

1900 Federal Census Transcription – Red Hill Township

Mitchell County Cemeteries

USGS Listing of Cemeteries in Mitchell County, NC

Cemetery Transcriptions

Mitchell County Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

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Cities and Towns in Mitchell County:

* Bakersville
* Spruce Pine

News related to Mitchell County, NC

“”mitchell county” nc” – Google News

$1 million lottery prize means a dream trip West for Mitchell County nurse – FOX Carolina

$1 million lottery prize means a dream trip West for Mitchell County nurse  FOX Carolina

Janet Street of Bakersville is planning a dream trip West after she won a $1 million lottery prize.




Fund for Mitchell County awards grants totaling $25000 – Spruce Pine Mitchell News

Fund for Mitchell County awards grants totaling $25000  Spruce Pine Mitchell News

SPRUCE PINE – Ten grants totaling $25000 were awarded to Mitchell County nonprofits by The Fund for Mitchell Count.




$1M lottery prize means dream vacation for Mitchell County nurse – WLOS

$1M lottery prize means dream vacation for Mitchell County nurse  WLOS

Janet Street of Bakersville is planning a dream trip West after she won a $1 million lottery prize. “My husband’s never been to the West,” Street said. “He’s always …




Reviving the connection from the mouth to the body – North Carolina Health News

Reviving the connection from the mouth to the body  North Carolina Health News

ECU oral surgeon Iquebal Hasan works to build bridges between dentists & physicians to punctuate the importance of oral health to solving medical problems.




Computer glitches frustrate county workers, could eventually cost the state millions – North Carolina Health News

Computer glitches frustrate county workers, could eventually cost the state millions  North Carolina Health News

Software designed to track children in the child welfare system has been difficult functioning, leading to frustration at county social *service* departments.




Duke Energy asks NC legislators for new options on charging customers for ambitious grid upgrade, storm costs – Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy asks NC legislators for new options on charging customers for ambitious grid upgrade, storm costs  Charlotte Business Journal

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